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How to stay happy?

How to stay happy?How to remain in this state? Few short suggestions may help you a lot in your every day life.

This is not a secret or any miraculous formula. So take it as you see it and put it to work. It is all up to you…and it is so simple!

1.  Smile, as smile costs nothing and warms up so many hearts!

2. Serve others rather than be served! Start with your spouse..friend…brother or sister..neighbour…workmate

3. Listen, what people around you want to say!

4. Find a balance between your physical & spiritual life, don’t neglect one or another!

5. Spare more time for your family!It is always great to visit your parents or call your auntie.

6. Pray, hope and don’t worry! (St Padre Pio) The prayer, and especially the Rosary, is very powerful, by praying you will gain inner peace and will stop to worry so much.

6. Discuss different options for the future, be prepared for the worst, but always hope for the best! We are living in a crazy world, lot’s of mess and despair, but there is always a bright sight…always…route your life in HOPE that never dies!

7. Keep fit, exercise!Even Pope Benedict XVI is suggesting clergy to do sports!Jugging, swimming, tennis, football, walk with a dog, you name it. And you can never be too old for it!

8. Make your work enjoyable! Enjoy what you do!This is a key!

9. Start planting/ farming/ sewing/ cooking, etc. Any creative work will help you to feel fulfilled, needed, appreciated!

10. Start doing something you always wanted to do but never had time!

11. Less TV, more outreach and face-to-face contact! Times flies afront of TV/Internet, etc. You will gain more free time to be with others!Maybe to read some valueable book?To write to your penfriend?To do piano classes or to write a poetry?

12.In the end of the day glance through your day and find thankful moments…Thank the Lord for good, pozitive, successful things/ events, there is always something to thank Him for.

 

 

Ash Wednesday, 9th March 2011

Ash Wednesday is a day of repentance and it marks the beginning of Lent, 40 days of prayer, fasting, works of charity and silence, because in silence we can meet God more often.

Take your time to read the Bible more to understand a Word of God, encourage others to pray, for example, start a family Rosary, if it is not yet in your family, watch not the Television, but religious films and documentaries, give a hand to those who are looking for help and support, try to escape noise and hassle to be in quite with Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament, perhaps you have a possibility to attend daily Mass or go to the retreat, all we want to say is, treat yourself spiritually. Your soul is worth it to have a spiritual renewal during this special Lent time!

Have a blessed and spiritually fulfilled 40 days!

Prayer for the Church in Ireland

Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, Co.MayoPrayer for the Church in Ireland

God of our fathers,
renew us in the faith which is our life and salvation,
the hope which promises forgiveness and interior renewal,
the charity which purifies and opens our hearts
to love you, and in you, each of our brothers and sisters.

Lord Jesus Christ,
may the Church in Ireland renew her age-old commitment
to the education of our young people in the way of truth and goodness, holiness and generous service to society.

Holy Spirit, comforter, advocate and guide,
inspire a new springtime of holiness and apostolic zeal
for the Church in Ireland.

May our sorrow and our tears,
our sincere effort to redress past wrongs,
and our firm purpose of amendment
bear an abundant harvest of grace
for the deepening of the faith
in our families, parishes, schools and communities,
for the spiritual progress of Irish society,
and the growth of charity, justice, joy and peace
within the whole human family.

To you, Triune God,
confident in the loving protection of Mary,
Queen of Ireland, our Mother,
and of Saint Patrick, Saint Brigid and all the saints,
do we entrust ourselves, our children,
and the needs of the Church in Ireland.

Amen.

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